Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775

An extra bit of dinner can go a long way
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
There's no rule that says that brown-bag lunches, even eaten hurriedly at your desk, should be boring -- as in two slices of bread slapped together with predictable fillings like a dollop of tuna or egg salad, or a couple of slices of turkey. Instead, envision leftovers. There's no need to push what was a tasty dish to the back...
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When prose depicts reality, in novel form
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I am forever astonished at how many fictional variations Aharon Appelfeld has been able to spin from the bits and pieces of his tragic life story. This ability became even clearer to me several years ago, when the great Israeli novelist published his memoir The Story of a Life , where he dealt with the "truth" that has been the...
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On the streets where Benjamin Franklin walked, James and Dolly Madison once lived, and George Washington may have slept, Colonial-era Jews also made their presence -- albeit a subtle one -- known. The cobblestone streets that William Penn designed between the Delaware and Schuykill rivers welcomed Jews as merchants, religious leaders and Revolutionary War supporters -- so much so that,...
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Back in the 1980s and '90s, when Rabbi Lance Sussman was researching the life of 19th-century Jewish leader Isaac Leeser, he would shuttle back and forth between institutes in Cincinnati and Philadelphia, the repositories where the bulk of Leeser's papers were stored. The rabbi kept his notes on thousands of index cards and stored his work on numerous floppy disks...
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Cantor David F. Tilman, JE Feature
For almost his entire career, tenor Alberto Mizrahi has been referred to as "The Jewish Pavarotti" because of the similarity of his vocal production to that of the recently deceased tenor. Other commonalities include his abundant charm and robust physique. The acclaimed cantor, who more than 25 years ago was a finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti Opera Competition at the...
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